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DePAW believes there is no “one size fits all” approach to training.
This is why we offer a variety of programs and training approaches to suit any dog/owner team. Regardless of your goals, your dog’s age or your background, we have a program that can help you and your dog.

MEET THE TRAINER EMILY

ABOUT EMILY

My love for animals was instilled in me from a very young age by my wonderful mother.  When walking to and from elementary school, we would frequently find dogs.  My mom would use her belt to make a slip leash and we would go on a search for their owners.  I even started wearing a dog leash as a belt for such occasions!

I fell in love with dog training when I was finally allowed to get my own dog in 6th grade.  I did practiced and competed in agility with my dachshund/poodle, Spencer, throughout junior high and high school.  When I went to college for Zoology, my parents wouldn’t let me take him with me because he was the best dog they had ever had.

In college, I got my Shiba Inu, Dublin.  She is my heart dog.  The dog I thought I got because I wanted her, but really got because I needed her.  She has taught me so much about myself and made me a better person.  I live in debt to her, constantly trying to fix the mistakes I have made and give her the life she deserves.

I have a phrase I say a lot: “Dog trainers are people too”.  I make mistakes every day.  But here’s the good news: Mistakes are how we learn!  So I am constantly learning from my mistakes and trying to be the best version of myself I can possibly be.

MY GOALS IN DOG TRAINING ARE

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  • To help my students form an amazing bond with their dogs through training.  To help them get what I know is possible thanks to my own dogs.
  • For my students to enjoy their lives with their dogs more.  To be able to incorporate their dogs more into their daily lives because their dogs can make good choices!
  • To help dogs be more fulfilled.  Teaching my students when and how it’s appropriate to allow dog to just be dogs.  Fulfilled dogs are happy dogs, and happy dogs are good dogs!
  • To motivate and teach dogs to make good choices on their own, not need to be micromanaged.
CERTIFICATIONS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • In Progress: Canine Resistance Training Certification
  • Workshops and Seminars attended:
    • 2017 – IACP Conference
    • Visited Nate Shephard (Rediscover Your Dog)
    • Visited Margaret Earl (Purpose Driven K9)
    • 3D Workshop with Heather Beck (K9 Lifeline) and Jason Vasconi (Transform My Dog)
    • Visited Tecla Walton (Tecla’s K9 Academy)
    • 2019 – IACP Conference

TRAINING SERVICES:

  • Group Basic Obedience Classes :Done in a group setting, our trainer will show you how to reach your dog’s potential. These are 9 week courses and includes a lifetime FREE membership to any other group basic obedience class for refreshers for life of the dog, weekly handouts, 10% discount on any other educational workshops or training options for life of the dog, complimentary membership to DePAW Dog Training FB group for Q&A, and FREE dog socialization time after each class. Call 630.232.8663 to sign up today!

2019 Group Basic Obedience Class Schedule:

TUESDAY CLASSES – 9 Weekly Sessions – 7:15-8:30PM

February 12 – April 16 *No class March 26

June 11 – Aug 6

September 17 – November 12

THURSDAY CLASSES– 9 Weekly Sessions 7:15-8:30PM

January 17 – March 14

May 2 – June 27

August 29 – November 7 *No class Sept 12 or Oct 31

  • Private Lessons: During these personalized sessions, our trainer will instruct you on how to create desired behavior in your dog while discouraging unwanted behavior. All Private Lessons are onsite. Off-site is available for additional investment.
  • Daily Trains/Day camp: Daily trains are a great option for people who are on the go, and want quality training for their dog.  Drop your dog off in the morning and pick him up in the evening.  We’ll take care of the rest.  Dogs are rotated between doggie daycare (when applicable) and training.  Available as single days or a 10 day long camp.
  • Boot Camp/Board and train: Our boot camp program is our premier program.  The dog stays with us approximately 3 weeks and we work the dog both on and off site, creating a dog you can depend on with or without a leash! In addition to heel, sit, stay, and come; we will also address behavior issues such as begging, running away, jumping up, counter surfing, nipping, car manners, or just about anything else you’re dealing with.

 

AGILITY CLASSES: Dog agility classes have no size, breed, or age restrictions! It is a fun and energetic team sport and great exercise for dogs and owners. These are 6 week courses. Classes may not be consecutive weeks. Only $149 per person/dog. Our instructor, Emily, has over 13 years of experience in agility work with dogs, holds a degree in Zoology, and has competed in multiple levels of agility trials.  Come on out and meet new people and bond with your dog while learning something fun and exciting!

AGILITY 101: FOR FUN


If you have been interested in Agility but are not sure if your dog will take to it, this is the class for you! This 6 week course will cover a selection of obstacles and move at a slow pace for those just starting out in Agility. For those who just want to test the water, have a fun way to exercise with their dog, are not interested in competition, and are interested in Agility foundation work.

2019 Agility 101: for Fun Class Schedule:

SUNDAYS – 6 Weekly Sessions – 1:00-2:00PM

February 3 – March 10

July 14 – August 18

September 15 – October 27 *No class October 13

AGILITY 202: NOVICE
*Prerequisite: Agility 101: For Fun 

This class is for those who enjoyed or excelled in Agility 101: For Fun. This 6 week course will add a few of the more difficult obstacles as well as elaborate on those taught in Agility 101.  Previously learned obstacles will have increased difficulty and we will be looking for more refinement.  This class is for those looking to expand their Agility skills and potentially move on to competitions in the future.

2019 Agility 202: Novice Class Schedule:

Sundays – 6 Weekly Sessions – 3:00 – 4:00PM

September 15 – October 27 *No class October 13

Call 630.232.8663, email: info@depawK9.com, or stop in to register. *** Space is limited to first 8 registrants ** Payment and vaccination records are required at the time of registration. $149/6 week course.

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K9 Training Club Prices

*Daycare included, If applicable

    • $1090
    • 10 day Pkg
    • 10% discount on all education courses, workshops and specialty classes
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • Group Obedience
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • Complimentary membership to DePAW Dog Training Facebook Group
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • $2400
    • 3-8 weeks
    • 10% discount on all education courses, workshops and specialty classes
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • Group Obedience
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • Complimentary membership to DePAW Dog Training Facebook Group
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • $4300
    • 8-16 weeks
    • 10% discount on all education courses, workshops and specialty classes
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • Group Obedience
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • Complimentary membership to DePAW Dog Training Facebook Group
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • GROUP OBEDIENCE CLASS
    • $249
    • 9 weeks
    • Included
    • Included
    • Included
    • 10% discount on all education courses, workshops and specialty classes
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • Group Obedience
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • Complimentary membership to DePAW Dog Training Facebook Group
      Unlimited/ Life of the dog
    • Included
    • Included
    • Included

A La Cart Training Prices

*Daycare included, If applicable

  • Private Lesson
  • $85
  • Per Lesson
  • Daily Train*
  • $95
  • Per Day